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Alex and the Ironic Gentleman Audiobook

Alex and the Ironic Gentleman

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Often mistaken for a boy because of her haircut and name, Alex Morningside is an inquisitive girl of 10-and-a-half who attends the prestigious Wigpowder-Steele Academy. Unfortunately, though she loves to learn, Alex just can't bring herself to enjoy her classes. Her teachers are all old and smelly and don't seem to know about anything that has happened in the world in the past 30 years, and her peers...well they are quite simply ridiculous.

Luckily for Alex, the new school year brings an exciting new teacher. Mr. Underwood makes lessons fun and teaches her how to fence. But Mr. Underwood has a mysterious family secret - the swashbuckling and buried treasure kind - and not everyone is glad he has come to Wigpowder-Steele.

When the infamous pirates of a ship called the Ironic Gentleman kidnap Mr. Underwood, Alex sets off on a journey to rescue him, along the way encountering a cast of strange and magical characters, including the dashing and sometimes heroic Captain Magnanimous, Coriander the Conjurer, the Extremely Ginormous Octopus, and the wicked Daughters of the Founding Fathers' Preservation Society.

©2007 Adrienne Kress; (P)2007 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Kress's debut is a wonderful blend of whimsy and moral, with winks at the reader on every page....[She] has a delightfully simple, observational prose style that recalls A. A. Milne." (Publishers Weekly)
"Lane shines in his portrayal of a gigantic octopus drowning his sorrows in drink because his movie career has ended due to computer-generated technology." (AudioFile)

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    Every now and then, you need to listen to something fun. This is a great story read by one of my favorite readers, Christopher Lane. This and Timothy and the Dragon are great. Worth it.

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